Waukesha County Fair sees attendance increase despite heat wave

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Despite a heat wave, the Waukesha County Fair saw a 4% attendance increase in 2019 compared to the year before. 

A total of 118,252 visitors attended the 2019 Waukesha County Fair between Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 on the Waukesha Expo Grounds. Due to heat advisories, the fair lifted carry-in water bans for fairgoers. 

“While we were concerned about the heat, it was great to see Fairgoers taking advantage of the carry-in water allowance, the Culligan Water hydration station, Aquafina and Gatorade thanks to Pepsi, and the misting tent to stay hydrated and cool,” Executive Director Chrissy Gluege said in a press release. 

See the daily attendance breakdown for the 177th Waukesha County Fair: 

Wednesday, July 17: 27,301

Thursday, July 18: 12,464

Friday, July 19: 18,057

Saturday, July 20: 26,825

Sunday, July 21: 33,605

Organizers say they are already looking forward to next year's fair which will run July 15-19, 2020. The Waukesha County Fair, presented by Inpro, is the oldest fair in the state of Wisconsin and the largest event in Waukesha County.

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